Nicole DiLorenzo


Protect Yourself from High-Conflict Exes and their Pattern of Dysfunction

When dealing with a High-Conflict Ex (HCE), it’s imperative to not get caught up in their constant complaining, negativity and attacks. From my experience, there is a clear pattern of behavior that presents itself. Knowing this and understanding this pattern keeps my husband and I from getting sucked into the […]

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How to Communicate with Your Partner to Achieve Peace and Sustain Your Sanity

Several stepmoms are having the exact same problem. We feel as though the ex-wife has a front row seat into our private lives and relationship. Sometimes I felt as though the ex-wife was a puppeteer pulling the strings in our lives and my husband wasn’t preventing this intrusion. I experienced […]


Missing the Firsts but Saving the Best for Last

I used to be bothered by the fact, that I missed out on all of my husband’s firsts. I couldn’t be his first wedding, first marriage, first wife; we didn’t buy our first house together, nor have our first babies together. A mindset shift was necessary. My husband’s ex-wife once […]

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Be True to You

People tend to describe me as kind, fun, driven, adventurous, helpful, creative, confident, hard-working, and loyal. My sister calls me the “goodwill ambassador” because I am always trying to make friends, keep the peace, and find balance. Sure, I have negative traits as well. I am overly anxious, I’m a […]


7 Tips to a Prosperous Marriage and 1 for Good Luck

I often pondered what it takes to have a successful marriage. I’ve asked people for their advice and I’ve heard things like, “you have to be best friends”, “don’t go to bed angry”, and “respect each other”. I agree with each of these. Now, with my own experiences and through […]

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The Art of Mothering

Mothering is truly an art. Bio-moms, stepmoms, foster moms, adoptive moms, soon to be moms etc., all engage in the “art of mothering.” According to Oxford Dictionaries, a mother can be defined as: To bring up a child with care and affection. To look after kindly and protectively, sometimes excessively […]